Welcome to Winona Area Public Schools | District 861

At Winona Area Public Schools, we take pride in the exceptional experiences and academics we offer our students. From our focus on achievement and excellence in all we do, innovations geared toward the future, and making each student feel safe and valued, great things happen here. Our offerings for students in academics, fine arts and athletics allow everyone to find an opportunity that fits their interests. 

Our Vision

One community of lifelong learners, engaged in creating our culture, where all are safe, valued and accountable to one another for success.

Our Mission 

Expect excellence, grounded in compassion, to meet the needs of all learners.

Core Values 

  • Excellence: Be my best and expect the best of others
  • Kindness: Concern, compassion, and advocacy for others
  • Respect: Acceptance of self and others as we work together
  • Honesty: Say and do the right thing, even if no one is watching
  • Responsibility: Do my part and be accountable for what I say and do